Jerash is one of the places that can easily be visited when staying in Amman. The country of Jordan is known for all the well maintained Roman Ruins, and the Jerash Ruins is definitely not a letdown. It is almost as if you step into an entire Roman city that was built over two thousand years ago.
Often described as one of the finest historical sites in the Middle East, the Jerash Ruins has a lot to offer its visitors. One of the main attractions is the south theatre, with the center paving stone that allows a person to speak in a normal tone, whilst being heard all the way to the top of the amphitheater.
The ruins also include Byzantine churches, the amphitheaters and castle like structures. All have been meticulously restored, with a range of photos taken in the nineteenth century displaying the before and now effects of the restoration attempts. A lot of the ruins are yet to be uncovered, which means that in a few years, people will be able to see so much more than what they see now.
It is here where the Jordanians entertain the visitors with authentic Roman Chariot Races. For a price of twelve Jordanian Dinars, you can experience legion tactics and formations, gladiator battles and the races. The actors are dressed in authentic Roman outfits which add to the remarkable experience of the show and races.
The site itself costs eight Jordanian Dinars to enter and ample signs in English, French and Arabic allow people to get by relatively well without the services of a tour guide. To get full history behind the Jerash Ruins, it is recommended to make use of a guide, as it is often in the finer details where the true history lies.